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Road Safety Message for Cyclists


Road Safety Message for Cyclists

Due to the fine weather and people having more time on their hands at present, more cyclists are on our roads. 

As a cyclist, you can reduce your risk of injury and death, by following some simple advice:

·         Always wear a helmet

·         Always wear luminous clothing such as hi-vis vests, armbands and reflective belts so that other road users can see you

·         Never cycle in the dark without adequate lighting – white for front, red for rear.

·         Make sure you keep to the left.  Always look behind and give the proper signal before moving off, changing lanes or making a turn 

·         Follow the Rules of the Road - never run traffic lights or weave unpredictably in and out of traffic

·         Maintain your bike properly – in particular, your brakes should work properly and your tyres should be inflated to the correct pressure and be in good condition

·         Respect other road users – stop at Pedestrian Crossings and don’t cycle on the footpath

·         Watch your speed, especially when cycling on busy streets and going downhill

·         Steer well clear of left-turning trucks, let them turn before you move ahead